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Has Trust Been Lost in Your Working Relationships?

Why it is Important to Build and Rebuild Trust

As noted in earlier blogs, trust is paramount to healthy working relationships, effective communication, increased productivity, and YES… a healthy bottom-line!

Conflict is a natural part of our human existence.  Differing opinions, values, and habits make conflict inevitable.   The importance of resolving conflict while maintaining trust cannot be overstated.  Eight ways to minimize the conflict that destroys trust or to rebuild trust once it has been damaged are shown below:

Is There a Difference Between Character and Personality?

Many times the words character and personality are used interchangeably.  While related, there are distinct differences between the two words and their meanings.

Character is often used to define a person’s integrity, such as he has “upstanding character” or “his character is lacking.”  Character is actually a set of behavior traits that define what type of person you are.  Do you follow the rules of your “group?”  Many times people who do not follow the rules of the group, whether it is a family group, work group, or religious group, are not accepted by the group.    This tenant and tendency has been in place since the beginning of time.  

The Phoenix Seminar is Alive and Well in Memphis, TN

Okay, a little self promotion today as we begin the three day journey of the Phoenix Seminar here in Memphis today. My only serious question for you is “Why aren’t you here today for the session?”

This is the primer personal development workshop that is based upon universal truths on achievement and succeeding in life. Since 1988, we have been offering this outstanding course here in Memphis and it continues to bring people in across the country. Why? Because it works! It is really that simple. From completely changing some people’s lives to just fine-tuning a person’s inner drive for success.

If you want to learn more about this outstanding workshop on success and achievement go to our website dedicated to it – Phoenix You will find a couple of videos to enlighten you about the results you can find. The first video is from the creator of the Phoenix Seminar – Brian Tracy. He shares the holistic and balanced approach of the three day process.

The second video has the executive team from a Chemical Company in the Northeast that recognized the power of the process and offered the workshop to their entire organization. (One of several organizations that decided this one seminar could provide a competitive advantage from motivated employees.) You will hear from the CEO, VP of Sales, VP of Operations, VP of Human Resources and they will tell you the  many benefits they received from having their entire team participate.

If you want to regain the winners edge or kick start the inner drive for success, check out this process and get the answers to this question – How to Succeed in Life? The answers are here, are you? Watch the site for the posting of the next session in 2010.

Personal Leadership Makes the Right Things Happen

While we believe that People make the difference in organizations more than anything else, we also know that there is something else in the mix. That something else is the factor that separates the high performer from the group. It provides the winning edge – particularly in the face of adversity such as economic downturns.

That key element is “Personal Leadership.” So what is so important about personal leadership? It is the one element that manages emotion, thoughts and integrity. It is the controlling factor in doing the right things during periods when doing the right thing is a hard or tough decision.

Personal leadership is based in the understanding of what makes people tick and doing the things that they tend to do. There is a process that puts the “personal” adjective on the power word of leadership. Without the personal part, leaders will lose support in the long run. Why? Because people are smart and they watch their leaders like a hawk watches its prey. If the leader makes a mistake – like a self interest decision, increasing a bonus or pay while keeping everyone else fixed, cutting costs just for a bonus check, making poor decisions, having selective ethics to favor themselves and/or promoting the wrong people based upon politics rather than performance – others get the bigger picture.